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Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (59), Grades (70), Sports/Extracurriculars (36), College Essay (45)
I got in through hard work, novel writing andAug 17 2004Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I got in through hard work, novel writing and avoiding getting killed by mobs of white people who hate me for what I believe.

To other students -- get in by expressing your opinions and never letting down no matter how many people try to kill you.
Test scores seem to matter more than grades doJul 13 2004Biology
Test scores seem to matter more than grades do. I had high very SAT's, but my academic record while good, was not exceptional. The quality of one's academic will also be considered (I went to a top ranked boarding school). Good essays and teacher recs can go a long way as well.
ACT: 34 SAT: 1510 Female
I know several students (the class valedictorian for example)Jun 30 2004English
I know several students (the class valedictorian for example) from my hometown who applied to NYU and weren't accepted. Why? Although high school GPA is quite important, test scores have a very large influence on your admittance chances. In such a large school, with so many applicants, numbers count especially in standardized areas. Legacies are highly favored as well. Extracurriculars? honestly, unless you were playing the viola with the Philharmonic at age 5 they're basically ignored.
SAT: 1400 Female
Obviously good grades and test scores speak for themselves,Jun 24 2004History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Obviously good grades and test scores speak for themselves, though they are not the only factor. Since NYU (save Tisch) does not have personal interviews, I would say use a well written essay as a way for the admissions committee to really get a glimpse of you as an individual.
Good test scores and a high GPA tends toJun 15 2004Math
Good test scores and a high GPA tends to do the trick. You can back door it by doing GSP, although I wouldn't recommend it as GSPers sometimes don't completely fit in--they were noticeably not as smart as the CAS / Stern students.
SAT: 1540 Male
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